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Re: Four Nations

Unread post by stryker » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 2:32 pm

Tiger Watto wrote:I understand it's good to give everyone a run on tour, but we should alway pick the best team to represent our country each and every time.

Fire up boys!
Yep it should always be the best 17 available who play in the tests. If you want everyone to have a run, organise tour games.


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Unread post by stryker » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 2:33 pm

WestsBenTigers wrote:Have you guys heard about the 60 test reward?

How it works is, if you play 30 tests you will get a bronze kangaroo on your sleeve
If you play 40 tests for Australia then you get a silver kangaroo on your sleeve.
If you play 50 tests for Australia then you will get a gold kangaroo on your sleeve

If you play 60 tests for Australia then you get a personalised purple jersey. Different from the rest of the team. The purple is a mixture of maroon and blue.
What is this?

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Unread post by innsaneink » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 5:08 pm

stryker wrote:
WestsBenTigers wrote:Have you guys heard about the 60 test reward?

How it works is, if you play 30 tests you will get a bronze kangaroo on your sleeve
If you play 40 tests for Australia then you get a silver kangaroo on your sleeve.
If you play 50 tests for Australia then you will get a gold kangaroo on your sleeve

If you play 60 tests for Australia then you get a personalised purple jersey. Different from the rest of the team. The purple is a mixture of maroon and blue.
What is this?
Saw it the other day

http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/kangaro ... 747c7a4c93

WHEN Mal Meninga was appointed as Test coach nearly 12 months ago — he embarked on a journey to restore and uphold the traditions of what it means to represent the Kangaroos jersey.

Having represented his country on 46 occasions, including four successful Kangaroo tours to the UK — he was always the best candidate for that job.

With the backing of the NRL, including chairman John Grant, Mal has already lifted the profile and brand of the Kangaroos.

He’s backed up his words with actions, starting with a scheme to get players bursting with pride to throw on a green and gold jersey.

THE JERSEY SCHEME

Mal has an acute understanding of the importance of milestones and achievements of the players (past and present) and he has already created some traditions that have elevated the honour of making the Test team.

This was demonstrated perfectly when he decided to move the annual Kangaroos reunion back a week so the former players and current players could assemble for lunch to help launch the Four Nations tournament.



At this event, the former players who have achieved significant milestones such as Darren Lockyer — the Kangaroos games record holder with 59 — were presented with special jumpers.

With each milestone reached in the green and gold jersey, there is now a special Kangaroos chevron embroidered on the sleeve to mark its significance.


Reaching 20 games will be marked by a white kangaroo, 30 is marked by bronze, 40 is marked by silver, and 50 is marked by gold.

A special purple jumper (a combination of NSW blue and Queensland maroon) will be custom made for anyone who plays 60 games, with skipper Cameron Smith, currently sitting on 45 Tests, the most likely of today’s players to be the first to hit that mark.

OTHER PRESTIGE GESTURES

In addition to the jersey initiative, Mal got the current players at the lunch to present all the past players at the event with a special Kangaroos book which recognises the history and achievements of the Kangaroos, their personal number and their contribution to the Test team.

In another fitting tribute, Darren Lockyer was invited into the team dinner (prior to the last Test) to present Sam Thaiday with his special jumper to recognise his 30th Test appearance — which sits proudly alongside his 30th Origin jumper.

Locky also presented the debutants with their jumpers and he spoke to the team about his first Test appearance and the level of dedication it takes to play at the highest level and what the expectations were.

THE MILESTONE MEN

In other remarkable milestones, Smith is set to play his 46th Test this week against Scotland — which will equal Mal’s record — and he has set his sights on playing at least 50 Tests, potentially culminating in the World Cup on home soil in 2017.

Smith will be playing alongside his Storm teammate and 2016 Dally M Medallist Cooper Cronk, who will play his 30th Test this week, which is an unbelievable achievement.

Greg Inglis, who was man of the match against the Kiwis, has now played 36 Tests and shows no signs of slowing down, nor does Johnathan Thurston who is set to play his 35th Test against the Kiwis on November 5.

His Cowboys and Queensland teammate Matt Scott will play his 20th game on the same night as Darius Boyd, who has an unbeaten record in a Test Jumper.

The tradition will continue this week when James Maloney, Jake Trbojevic, Jake Friend, Matt Moylan and Justin O’Neill make their debuts against Scotland at Hull on Friday night (UK time).

HOW IT TRANSLATES TO PERFORMANCE

While Mal has made some significant changes to the Kangaroos culture away from the field, he has already improved the performance on it.

His first two Tests at the helm have been two strong wins over the world number one ranked Kiwis.

Having worked alongside Mal with Queensland for a number of years, he has a great knack of bringing representative teams together quickly and gets them to buy into the values and behaviours that are required to play at the elite level.

He has the unique ability to identify talent and to see what is required for the team now and what is required in the future.

There can be no better example of this than the introduction of Valentine Holmes who was overlooked by Queensland for a minor off-field issue and brought into the Test team on the back of his outstanding year with the Sharks.

His debut against the Kiwis was of the highest order and he looks set for a long and distinguished career in the green and gold jumper.

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Unread post by Kavi » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 5:24 pm

Quality journalism: Greg Inglis, who was man of the match against the Kiwis, has now played 36 Tests and shows no signs of slowing down :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Unread post by happy tiger » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 5:31 pm

You'd need to play probably at least 13-14 seasons of International football to play 60 tests

Can't see it happening


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Unread post by Geo. » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 5:33 pm

Just realised Nine have the rights to the Four Nations ..not even replayed on Fox...boooo

Australia v Scotland will be on Gem 6:00am Saturday (NSW) that's 5:00am for our friends in the backward State (QLD)..
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Unread post by Tiger Come Lately » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 5:37 pm

Geo. wrote:Just realised Nine have the rights to the Four Nations ..not even replayed on Fox...boooo

Australia v Scotland will be on Gem 6:00am Saturday (NSW) that's 5:00am for our friends in the backward State (QLD)..
That's when the big hand is pointing to the 12 and the little hand to the 5. :D

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Unread post by innsaneink » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 8:04 pm

SCHEDULE (times in AEDT)

Saturday, October 29 (6am): Australia v Scotland, KC Lightstream Stadium, Hull

Sunday, October 30 (12:30am): England v New Zealand, The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield

Sunday, November 6 (4:30am): England v Scotland, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Sunday, November 6 (7am): New Zealand v Australia, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Saturday, November 12 (7am): New Zealand v Scotland, The Zebra Claims Stadium, Workington

Monday, November 14 (1am): England v Australia, London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

Monday, November 21 (1:30am): Final, Anfield, Liverpool.

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Unread post by WestsBenTigers » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 8:05 pm

happy tiger wrote:You'd need to play probably at least 13-14 seasons of International football to play 60 tests

Can't see it happening
Darren Lockyer plays 59 tests
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Unread post by Tiger Watto » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 8:40 pm

Geo. wrote:Just realised Nine have the rights to the Four Nations ..not even replayed on Fox...boooo

Australia v Scotland will be on Gem 6:00am Saturday (NSW) that's 5:00am for our friends in the backward State (QLD)..
Forgot you monkeys put your Mickey Mouse Watches on again... So 5am real time!
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Unread post by happy tiger » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 10:15 pm

WestsBenTigers wrote:
happy tiger wrote:You'd need to play probably at least 13-14 seasons of International football to play 60 tests

Can't see it happening
Darren Lockyer plays 59 tests
Bit different now mate , you could quite possibly play 7 tests a year in the past , now you'd be lucky to play 4 or 5 Tests a year and sometimes they seem to give the 4 Nations a rest every few years to give the players

Based on that you'd need to play 12-15 seasons without injury at international level

That's not an easy ask , you'd need to be debuting by 21 and play until somewhere between 33-36 years of age

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Unread post by Geo. » Fri 28 Oct, 2016 7:48 am

Tiger Watto wrote:
Geo. wrote:Just realised Nine have the rights to the Four Nations ..not even replayed on Fox...boooo

Australia v Scotland will be on Gem 6:00am Saturday (NSW) that's 5:00am for our friends in the backward State (QLD)..
Forgot you monkeys put your Mickey Mouse Watches on again... So 5am real time!
Contacted Greenwich..they said it's OK to move into the 21st Century..it doesn't fade the curtains or put the Cows off their Milken ...as an added bonus it increases Peanut production ..everyone knows you can never have too many peanuts in Queensland...
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Unread post by Tiger Come Lately » Fri 28 Oct, 2016 7:53 am

happy tiger wrote:
WestsBenTigers wrote:
happy tiger wrote:You'd need to play probably at least 13-14 seasons of International football to play 60 tests

Can't see it happening
Darren Lockyer plays 59 tests
Bit different now mate , you could quite possibly play 7 tests a year in the past , now you'd be lucky to play 4 or 5 Tests a year and sometimes they seem to give the 4 Nations a rest every few years to give the players

Based on that you'd need to play 12-15 seasons without injury at international level

That's not an easy ask , you'd need to be debuting by 21 and play until somewhere between 33-36 years of age
Also be consistently good and injury free. Is a tall ask but someone will crack it somewhere down the track maybe not in my lifetime.

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Unread post by happy tiger » Fri 28 Oct, 2016 9:32 am

Tiger Watto wrote:
Geo. wrote:Just realised Nine have the rights to the Four Nations ..not even replayed on Fox...boooo

Australia v Scotland will be on Gem 6:00am Saturday (NSW) that's 5:00am for our friends in the backward State (QLD)..
Forgot you monkeys put your Mickey Mouse Watches on again... So 5am real time!
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Unread post by Tiger Watto » Fri 28 Oct, 2016 12:19 pm

Geo. wrote:
Tiger Watto wrote:
Geo. wrote:Just realised Nine have the rights to the Four Nations ..not even replayed on Fox...boooo

Australia v Scotland will be on Gem 6:00am Saturday (NSW) that's 5:00am for our friends in the backward State (QLD)..
Forgot you monkeys put your Mickey Mouse Watches on again... So 5am real time!
Contacted Greenwich..they said it's OK to move into the 21st Century..it doesn't fade the curtains or put the Cows off their Milken ...as an added bonus it increases Peanut production ..everyone knows you can never have too many peanuts in Queensland...
Our Milk probably comes from China these days and we can see the peanuts arriving daily from across the border... Everyone in NSW & Vic wants to be a Queenslander!
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Unread post by happy tiger » Fri 28 Oct, 2016 12:54 pm

Geo. wrote:
Tiger Watto wrote:
Geo. wrote:Just realised Nine have the rights to the Four Nations ..not even replayed on Fox...boooo

Australia v Scotland will be on Gem 6:00am Saturday (NSW) that's 5:00am for our friends in the backward State (QLD)..
Forgot you monkeys put your Mickey Mouse Watches on again... So 5am real time!
Contacted Greenwich..they said it's OK to move into the 21st Century..it doesn't fade the curtains or put the Cows off their Milken ...as an added bonus it increases Peanut production ..everyone knows you can never have too many peanuts in Queensland...
You forgot about the bananas , they bend left to right and not right to left if you pick them at different times

Qlders have to spend the next 10 years trying to teach you how to peel them left handed , especially when you have 6 fingers on that hand

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Unread post by happy tiger » Thu 03 Nov, 2016 11:17 pm

Reports Mansour has done his ACL and returning to Australia

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Unread post by formerguest » Thu 03 Nov, 2016 11:49 pm

happy tiger wrote:Reports Mansour has done his ACL and returning to Australia
Yeah, heard that this morning as well. Likely to miss a couple of months or so next season.

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